Course and Subject Handbook 2021 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [Embedded] [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [Embedded] [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Handbook year

2021

Course code

108209

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College

Medicine and Dentistry

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Mathematical Methods, Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum overall score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7 in each of the four components within 2 years prior to applying for registration upon graduation

Additional selection
requirements

Students will be eligible to be offered a position in the Research Honours major by the Head of Academic Group if they have achieved an average GPA of 5.5 across level 1 and level 2. Students that are not offered a position in the Research Honours major, or that are offered a position in the Research Honours major but decline this offer, will continue in the professional major for levels 3 and 4.

Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

A quota on entry into the Research Honours Major may be applied depending on the availability of supervisors.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements). Further information about placements can be found at:  Coursework Enrolment Procedure.

Post admission
requirements

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, the requirement to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card, federal police check and/or other requirements that Students must comply with. Students must complete all Professional Experience Placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of all requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:  https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

108 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:

  • Integrate a coherent and advanced body of professional knowledge, competencies, behaviours, responsibilities and ethics within a health provision model of pharmacy practice that is appropriate in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts
  • Retrieve, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply evidence in pharmacy practice
  • Obtain, interpret and evaluate patient and clinical data to assess individual and population health status and, where necessary, formulate, implement and monitor management plans, in consultation with patients and communities
  • Promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations
  • Communicate clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for entry into the pharmacy workforce
  • Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patient-centred health outcomes, within a clearly defined and accepted scope of pharmacy practice
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan ongoing professional development and foster a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Year 1

Teaching Period 1

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PC1001:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Teaching Period 2

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

PC1002:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Options

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians or IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

Year 2

Teaching Period 1

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

PC1101:03 Introduction to Pharmacy

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

Teaching Period 2

PC1102:06 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics 1

PC1103:03 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1

Year 3

Teaching Period 1

PC2202:06 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics 2

PC2203:03 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2

PC2204:03 Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics for Pharmacists

Teaching Period 2

PC2207:06 Integrated Therapeutics 1

PC2208:06 Pharmaceutical Public Health and Primary Healthcare for Pharmacists

OPTIONS

Select a Major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Single

Credit points in major

48 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Professional Honours

Townsville

Only available full time

Research Honours

Townsville

Only available full time

Students must achieve an average minimum GPA of at least 5.5 across levels 1 and 2 to be offered a position in the Research Honours major.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

This course is offered in mixed attendance mode with compulsory weekly face-to- face attendance at the Townsville campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus at the end of each teaching period.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full time or 8 years part-time (levels one and two may be completed part-time however levels three and four must be completed full- time).

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements). Further information about placements can be found at:  Coursework Enrolment Procedure.

Special assessment
requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BPharm(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

No majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Students who have completed 72 credit points of their professional course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Life Sciences.

Course articulation

Not applicable